The world's biggest industrial fair, Hannover Messe will take place during week of April 19. Social networking news will be buzzing too as Facebook makes some big announcements at its annual F8 developers' conference. In Europe, the 38th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva will be host to more than 1000 inventions from across the globe.

Hannover Messe
April 19-23
Hanover fairground
Hanover, Germany

"Efficiency - Innovation - Sustainability" is the motto for Hannover Messe in 2010. The annual event is the world's biggest industrial fair and is home to the latest industrial technology innovations. More than 4,600 enterprises from 63 nations will be featuring technical innovations that exhibit this year's key features of energy, mobility and automation. In addition to the large showcase of new materials, industry developments and emerging trends at the Hannover Messe, there will be a strong emphasis on education and careers. Organizers are hosting an event called "Qualifications Life" which will help people working in the industry keep up-to-date on the latest advances and provide an opportunity for job seekers to connect with future employers.

Facebook F8 Conference
April 21
The Concourse at San Francisco Design Center
San Francisco, CA, USA

According to reports, Facebook is getting ready to turn on one of its many geolocation projects in April during its annual F8 developers' conference. During the F8 conference Facebook developers and entrepreneurs discuss and collaborate on "the future of personalized and social technologies." Topics such as business growth strategies, new tools and techniques and open technologies will be on the agenda at this year's event.

International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
April 21-25
Geneva Palexpo
Geneva, Switzerland

The 38th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva will see more than 800 exhibitors showcase approximately 1000 inventions from 45 countries. The more than 61,000 expected attendees will be able to meet and talk to the think-tanks behind the inventions and to discover products and ideas that may revolutionize their future.

FITC Toronto design and technology festival
April 25-27
Hilton Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

The FITC Toronto design and technology festival offers more than 70 presentations, demonstrations and panel discussions on the creative technical and business aspects of Flash and digital media. More than 1000 attendees are expected to travel from all sides of the globe to explore up-and-coming technologies, exchange ideas and develop new skills. In 2010 the theme for the event is ‘playground'. Presentations will cover topics such as "Hello World - Technology and its Changing Role Within the Creative Process", "3D Graphics 101", "Building iPhone Apps with Flash CS5", "Future Stories: New Tools for New Screens" and "Tomorrow is So Yesterday, How to Live in the Future Now".

April 26-30
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC, USA

The international World Wide Web conference is an annual event that focuses on the future direction of the internet. A high-profile list of speakers will be presenting their ideas during the conference in 2010 including the inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee; Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero; Vint Cerf, vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google; UNC professor and Director of, Paul Jones; Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the Executive Office of the President; and University of Southampton Professor Nigel Shadbolt, Director of the Web Science Trust and Web Foundation. Three internet-related conferences, WebSci 10 (April 26-27), W4A 2010 (April 26-27), FutureWeb 2010 (April 28-30), will also be held at the Raleigh Convention Center during the WWW2010 event.

The Next Web Conference
April 27-29
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Next Web Conference is run by technology blog The Next Web. The conference is a hub for thinkers who want to investigate and explore the future of the web. Speakers include Robert Cailliau, co-inventor of the World Wide Web; Tim Ferriss, author of "4-Hour Workweek"; Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon; Evan Roth, Graffiti Analysis; and Lisa Gansky, entrepreneur, environmentalist, and angel investor. During the conference, The Next Web will showcase the finalists of The Next Web Paypal X Startup Rally. 25 up-and-coming companies will present their business ideas and launch their new service in front of an avid audience.

International pre-orders for iPad
May 10
Various locations globally

Apple will unveil international pricing for the iPad and will commence taking pre-orders for the device.

June 1 - 5
Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall

The 30th edition of Computex Taipei, is organized by Taiwan External Trade Development Council and the Taiwan Computer Association. It is now the largest computer exhibition in Asia, second in the world only to CeBIT in Germany. Many large computing firms have research and development centers or production factories in Taiwan and they come to Computex Taipei to launch their new products. Almost 120,000 visitors attended Computex Taipei in 2009 to see products and services from over 1,700 exhibitors.